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   Posted 1/29/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone in here tried remeron?. my dr. put me on it. last night was the first time taking one. i was told to take it before bedtime because it causes drowsiness. DROWSINESS is an underestimate, wow i felt like a walking zombie ALL day long. i fell asleep last night around 11 pm, i woke up about 10 30am, and i would of stayed in bed and just slet, but i have a family, a life. does it get better?, im gonna keep on trying them, BUT am i gonna not feel so tired after a while? and i have also read somewere that people have gained weight on them, i was very hungry all day today, i dunno if this drug is gonna help me or make me worse. thanks .  Francis

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   Posted 1/29/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Some medicines start out with these side effects until you get use to them. I would give it a couple of weeks and if there is no change ask your DR. to switch.

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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
At lower doses, Remeron is highly sedating, but as you increase the dose this goes away. Give it some time and see what happens.

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   Posted 1/30/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Remeron for a couple of years.  I take 45mg at night.  I usually sleep for about 7 hours and have not had a drowsiness problem with it.  Give it some time for your body to adjust to it.  Call your doctor if it continues to be a problem.

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   Posted 1/30/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I took remeron (best drug I have ever taken) for years and it made me
lose weight. the only thing I noticed other than my anxiety and depression going away was I cleaned all the time. Not in an OCD way, but cleaned and cleaned. everyone has a different chemical makeup, but try it for a few days.
I hope it works out for you!

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   Posted 1/30/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Francis, I have been considering going on this but had a bad time trying to take Lexapro so I've been scared to try something different. My Mother (she's 70) takes Remeron and it has helped her tremendously. She did gain quite a bit of weight but you just have to learn how to eat non-fattening things and you'll be ok. My question is did you have any weird feelings when you started it such as anxiety etc. Lexapro did a number on me after just one pill so I wouldn't take it again.

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   Posted 1/30/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
hey all. well last might i took remeron before i went to sleep, and again i felt it very hard to get out of bed and get going. however the rest of the day was a bit better. im not AS tired as i was yesterday, but i feel VERY grouchy. ive been off work for well over a year now, and i have OCD VERY bad and i have a SPOTLESS house. i am constantly cleaning. my gf is not a clean person AT ALL. andall throughout my day i have been contimplating telling her that i dont want to be with her anymore. we have 2 childeren, 3 and 4 year old boys,whom i take care of all day while she is at work. i know this is not helping my anxiety at all.......sorry i can feel myself venting my troubles to you all. but she knows i have OCD really bad, and the second she gets home it all starts, she basically throws her coat on the porch floor and basically starts to make more crap for me to clean. i gues it would bother people withought OCD also, her family has even said what kinda messy person she is. am i wrong to be mad and tired of this, is this my ocd, anxiety, and all my other mental problems comming out, i dont think so. i dunno anymore, i feel like i really neeed a break. i t was WAY worse wheni was working and she was the stay at home parent, i was welding 10 hour days in HOT tempatures, come home and have to clean the house. i feel like im gonna snap and just go insane. any adise or just comments would be great, thanks all. Francis a 33 male if anyone is getting confused by my name, usually people think that im a female with the name Francis

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   Posted 1/30/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

It sounds like you and your girlfriend might benefit from some counseling together to deal with the relationship issues and how the OCD affects the household. Sometimes there are subtle resentments and coping problems under the surface that needs exploring with your significant other.

Hang in there!

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   Posted 1/31/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
remeron/mirtazepine doesnt sedate everyone, it causes compulsive eating for some

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   Posted 1/31/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I once tried remeron and lasted 3 days!
I was like a walking zombie and was sleepy constantly.  Couldnt stay awake at all.  My doc changed it because I couldn't get out of bed on a morning and felt like I couldn't function.  This is the only antidepressant I have felt like that with.
I know some people who take it and do really well with it so its an individual thing I think.
Hope the drowsiness wears off for you soon

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